Cincinnati Zoo

Inspiring passion for nature and saving wildlife for future generations through four pillars: Creating Adventure, Conveying Knowledge, Conserving Nature, and Serving Community.
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ESTABLISHED: 1875

MISSION: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s (CZBG’s) central strategic objective is to “Inspire every visitor with wildlife every day.” We add a focus to that objective: “Inspire and connect every visitor with wildlife every day, to engage and cultivate a healthy and sustainable future.” Our vision is inspiring passion for nature and saving wildlife for future generations through four pillars: Creating Adventure, Conveying Knowledge, Conserving Nature, and Serving Community.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
• CZBG serves over 1.7 million visitors annually through a variety of fun and educational programs founded on one of the most superb and diverse collections of plants and animals in the U.S.

• We reach over 350,000 children and educators through on-site and virtual science programs, as well as through a full-time public high school, Zoo Academy, and free field trips for students from disadvantaged neighborhoods.

• World-class conservation research by the scientists at CREW is focused on saving endangered wildlife and plants.

• Our commitment to environmental sustainability through green building, energy efficiency, and resource management has earned us the title of “Greenest Zoo in America.”

• The Zoo uses its resources to create community partnerships that improve quality of life in our community.

• Zoo-wide Access for All initiative ensures all are welcome.

LEADERSHIP
Board of Trustees
Francie S. Hiltz, Chairman of the Board
George Joseph, Vice Chair
George Molinsky, Treasurer
Peter Ragland, Secretary

Top Executive Staff
Thane Maynard, Zoo Director
Dave Jenike, Chief Operating Officer
Lori Voss, Chief Financial Officer
Reba Dysart, Vice President of Development

OTHER WAYS TO HELP
Conservation is critical to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s mission and the sustainability of the world’s valuable natural resources. Our Lindner Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) is leading the way on this work. CREW’s world-renowned scientists form critical partnerships with other leading conservationists and governmental and non-governmental organizations to achieve CREW’s mission to Save Species with Science®. Through advanced animal and plant research, CREW is leading the way to secure a positive future for endangered species. There is so much that goes into a commitment to help save endangered species and donations help support CREW’s signature projects that include: Exceptional Plants, Rhinos, Imperiled Cats, and Polar Bears.

3400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 487-3318
https://cincinnatizoo.org

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